The fish is one of the biggest known barbel in the country and was caught by Birmingham angler, Blu Bradley, on a piece of luncheon meat. Arriving at the stretch, he found the river running low with little colour. He introduced a few small balls of groundbait and scalded pellets and landed a small chub and a 13lb 8oz barbel before he had a savage take in the early hours of the morning. He connected with a powerful fish and was initially unsure where it was before it surfaced well downriver and close to the far bank. Eventually, he turned the fish towards and after a great fight slipped the net under a barbel he’s truly delighted with.
Well done Blu!